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City attorney: Arena board member not qualified to serve; next move up to mayor and council

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Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog OMAHA—Following a series of Nebraska Watchdog reports detailing residency questions surrounding Jaime Gutierrez Mora, the newest member of the powerful arena board, City Attorney Paul Kratz says she is not qualified to serve on MECA.

Jaime Gutierrez Mora

Jaime Gutierrez Mora

In an official opinion released Friday, Kratz left Gutierrez Mora’s future on the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority up to the mayor and city council. MECA runs CenturyLink Center, TD Ameritrade Park and the Civic Auditorium.

“I will review the city attorney’s position and reserve my opinion until I talk to Ms. Gutierrez,” said Mayor Jean Stothert.

City Council President Pete Festersen, who initially backed Gutierrez Mora’s appointment, is standing by her and says she has the continued “strong support” of the council.

According to Festersen, Gutierrez Mora, an Hispanic woman, Omaha taxpayer and business owner, is more than qualified to sit on the board, with “desirable attributes of a MECA board member.”

As Nebraska Watchdog first reported Gutierrez Mora, who was appointed to MECA by the city council in May, told city officials she lives at 5029 South 19th St.—a modest $125,000 multi-family residence in South Omaha.

According to the Sarpy County Assessor’s web site, she owns a wooded $600,000 home in Bellevue at 107 N. Bellevue Blvd.

She is also the owner of Midwest Maintenance, a large South Omaha janitorial firm, which has a multi-million dollar contract with MECA; an issue that has sparked other questions pertaining to a possible conflict of interest. However, Kratz’s opinion did not discuss that issue.

Nebraska Watchdog has shown a photo of Gutierrez Mora to a woman who says she’s lived next door to the 19th Street address for the past five months. She says she’s never seen Gutierrez Mora.

Two weeks ago, on Bellevue Boulevard, a neighbor told Nebraska Watchdog that Gutierrez Mora “lives right across the street.”

Jaime Gutierrez Mora’s home? A neighbor tells Nebraska Watchdog she’s never seen her here.

Jaime Gutierrez Mora’s home? A neighbor tells Nebraska Watchdog she’s never seen her here.

In December—only months before her appointment—Gutierrez Mora changed her voter registration from the Bellevue Boulevard address in Sarpy County, where she most recently voted in November 2012, to the South Omaha address, according to a spokesperson for the Douglas County Election Commissioner.

According to Kratz, Gutierrez Mora is and remains a long-time resident of Sarpy County. “It is inconceivable that she has moved from her large Bellevue home to a small, old multi-unit house in Omaha,” writes Kratz. He also notes that although she changed her voter registration to Douglas County in late 2012, she failed to vote in this year’s city primary or general election.

Kratz says the rules in place “allow for removal by the Mayor with consent and approval of the City Council if so desired.”

Bellevue home valued at $600,426 by Sarpy County Assessor

Bellevue home valued at $600,426 by Sarpy County Assessor

Nebraska Watchdog is told that some city power players were concerned that Gutierrez Mora had played fast and loose with the state’s voter registration laws.

According to the Nebraska Voter Registration Application, voters take an oath that they “live in the State of Nebraska at the address provided…” Knowingly signing a false application can result in a Class IV Felony which carries with it a maximum $10,000 fine and up to five years in prison or both.

Earlier this week Election Commission spokesperson Valerie Stoj told Nebraska Watchdog the commission had not received any formal complaints against Gutierrez Mora and is not currently looking into the case. Stoj said if a complaint is filed the commission would turn over any evidence and information to law enforcement for a formal investigation.

Kratz’ opinion did not discuss the need for any further investigation.

However, according to the website Objective Conservative, Pat McPherson on Friday filed a formal complaint with the Election Commission suggesting that Gutierrez Mora “may have in fact committed vote fraud.”

As Nebraska Watchdog also first reported Omaha labor leader Terry Moore and State Sen. Brad Ashford rallied behind Gutierrez Mora. In a letter to Mayor Stothert, obtained by Nebraska Watchdog, Moore and Ashford—two founding members of the original MECA board—made the case that Gutierrez Mora has “strong ties to Douglas County.”

Four years ago similar questions revolved around then-MECA chairman David Sokol.

In February, 2008 after Sokol sold his west Omaha home, election officials were notified that Sokol had a new residence in Wyoming. Because of the “resident elector” requirement then-Mayor Mike Fahey moved for Sokol’s ouster from MECA. But, as Nebraska Watchdog reported, when Fahey was told by private donors to the downtown ballpark that if Sokol was out so was their money, Fahey backed off and Sokol remained on the board.

Kratz says the Sokol case is different than Gutierrez Mora’s.

According to Kratz, after Sokol declared he would no longer vote in Douglas County, Sokol “changed his mind” and re-registered in Douglas County. Kratz says although Sokol had a home in Wyoming his business was in Omaha and “his intentions were to return each night to his condominium in the Old Market and make that his primary residence.”

Gutierrez Mora has not responded to calls from Nebraska Watchdog seeking comment on this story.

To see previous Nebraska Watchdog stories on this subject click here

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  • danny

    The maintenance contract alone should be enough to remove her from the MECA Board. Coupled with her residency disqualification,the Mayor has no choice but to request the Council to approve her removal,and the Council has no choice but to agree.

  • Sonny

    Brad is on the state judiciary committee, and he says it’s OK no conflicts, possibly a little tweaking of the law, nothin’ to see

  • LarMond

    She is solidly backed by all the Democrats, except for Mulligan who was a RINO.
    So she will probably stay in that position unless Stothert want’s her out.

  • Jazzee

    oops think we have a problem here

  • D. Mark

    Brad Ashford does nothing that would effect the illegal immigrants living and working here in the City of Omaha and the State of Nebraska? You can bet her company does not use E-Verify because if she did, she would be short of workers! She broke the law, let us see what our elected officials do about her?

  • RobotArmy

    Nicely Done, Joe! This kind of digging and exposing is exactly what we need more of (and are slowly acquiring) in this city/state/country/world in order to remove from power the corrupt dirt bags whose soon-to-be-over careers have been spent fleecing the honest taxpayers of Nebraska (and beyond). Transparency is becoming less a campaign promise more a simple inevitability!

  • Hunyock

    Nice racist comment speading lies with no proof. I went to the Midwest Maintence site and checked. On their career page it clearly states, “Midwest Maintenance uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility.”

  • Bam

    Clearly, she misrepresented herself to the city council in terms of her residency. I can’t believe the potential conflict of interest between serving on the board and being a major contractor wouldn’t wave the red flags, either. If they want an Hispanic woman, surely they can find someone meeting that narrow criteria with enough smarts living on this side of the border (that’s county border).

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    E-Verify means nothing. They only use it for people they know will pass. I would guess that they use many illegals, I worked for a large company in town that used MM and they all looked like they had just swam a river and hiked the desert.

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    And before you call me a racist I’ll tell you that I’m half Guatemalan.

  • mister ed

    well the other half looks a little suspect LOL its all bullshit witch hunt anyway

  • Bam

    Why, because she’s a D? You’re certainly no more qualified than the city attorney to render an opinion. It’s more of a fraudulent ploy to get on the board than it is a “bullshit witch hunt.”

  • Kent Goertzen

    “I can’t believe the potential conflict of interest between serving on the board and being a major contractor wouldn’t wave the red flags, either.”

    You can’t be serious? In this state? Cronyism is a way of life in Nebraska politics both sides of the aisle.

  • HuGnu

    Mayor Stothert announced today that she has negotiated a deal with Gutierrez Mora for her resignation.
    It is expected to cost the city around 4.6 billion dollars. The Mayor stated she is pleased to once again show off her years of experience as a skilled negotiator.
    On a related note, Moodys has announced giving the city a special rating of WTF.

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    Yeah I’m half Guatemalan, half Ku Klux Klan.

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    You sound like Johnny from the Airplane movies.

  • HuGnu

    And since this website is beholden to the financial assistance and input of a politician, we are stuck with the b-team news, and will not hear that Pete Ricketts has joined the firm of Calson, Foley, Janssen and McCoy to represent the far, far right of the Nebraska’s grand old Tea party (or Got P?) The contest is currently to find out which of these will be the Biggest Loser.
    Ricketts has had the most expensive campaign in his loss to Ben Nelson for Senate. Yet the party of dumb, white angry men seems well represented by these cinco de bozos.

  • HuGnu

    The original webbased shapeshifter.
    I guess when you already have a reputation for being less than truthful, it matters little who you claim you are.

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    You’re a rump ranger!

  • HuGnu

    Whatever that is supposed to mean. You lie and insult others never having anything important to say. It is like you really do not understand any of these issues in the first place. (you may note that this has nothing to do with your hatred of immigrants or gay people, this is only about her residency, nothing more.)

  • Bam

    Good God, you’re getting into the hateful stuff early, Rich.

  • Bam

    What’s YOUR problem, Rich? You’re also a dumb, white, angry man!

  • Bam

    As seen in the OFD. That’s why Jean Stothert was elected.

  • buddamus

    Take it down a notch, bro.

  • HuGnu

    Wrong again, Arrested and Fired boy. I am just attacking his attempt to insult the immigrants. If you had any concern about the negativity of comments, 1) you would stop commenting altogether, and you would confront your alter ego, Oswaldo – who is either you, or just worships everything that you do. Is he a partner in your crime spree?

  • HuGnu

    On the contrary, my dear arrested and fired friend.

  • HuGnu

    Nice try BAM. But anyone who insults a group of persons like Oswaldo does on every post, needs to be challenged. I am sure that as your disciple, you encourage him and his insulting (BAMish) posts to be taken up a notch.

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    I already told you I’m half Guatemalan and half Polish. My dad had to jump 2 fences to get here and my mom was headed to Canada.

  • HuGnu

    There is nothing in what you say that grants you the ability to say disparaging things about immigrants. None of this is about you and your background. Still you have a great reputation for fudging on the facts and hurling insults. I am sure neither parent would claim that these are part of the gifts they handed down to you.

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    Well at least my mom didn’t have an abortion! You’re not an immigrant if you jump the border, you’re a criminal.

  • HuGnu

    Actually entering without permission is not a criminal offense, as Immigration law is administrative code and not criminal code. Undocumented persons are not criminals, unless they have additionally commented a criminal offense. Even Charlie Janssen is aware of this. I am not sure if you were trying to make some cheap insult by saying mother did not have an abortion, so I am not sure if you really said anything there. No many would think that abortion would be fodder for cheap jokes or insults.

  • Bam

    Rich, you don’t have a clue about immigration, no more than you have a clue about who I am. Remember when you thought I was some guy living in Carter Lake? Ha ha! But stupid is as stupid does.

    We know your three degrees have nothing to do with English, and we also know they have nothing to do with the law. Mora illegally emigrated to Douglas County residency, so she needs to go as determined by our county attorney.

  • Bam

    Hey, that’s what got me started on you, Rich! Your non-stop insults offended many, but since I got on I forced you to drop your name and take on other personas.

    Oswaldo’s a pretty smart guy – I think he handles you pretty well without my help.

  • Bam

    Still riding that lame horse, Rich? Aren’t you afraid I’ll start talking about that boy you took to the back room of the laundromat?

  • danny

    city attorney,bam.

  • Bam

    Thank you, yes.

  • HuGnu

    No one ever thought you were some guy living in Carter Lake, except maybe you, as you tend to confuse yourself. It may have to do with the arrest and the firing. The topic with Gutierrez Mora (not Mora) is about residency, and has nothing to do with immigration, although your hatred seems to be raised on the issue just because she has an Hispanic name. Actually, the city attorney called for no action other than to turn the matter over to Stothert, the great negotiator.
    I believe that she does not meet the residency requirements to serve on the Board. Your arguments are irrelevant and for naught.

  • HuGnu

    Your attempt to present yourself in a noble manner and to defend the honor of Oswaldo is nothing short of laughable and disingenuous. Your entire purpose in posting is never related to the subject, but just to be a smart ass and an annoyance. You serve your purpose well. And Oswaldo if he is not really you (and the jury is still out on this matter, too) is just a cheap knock off on you, which adds nothing to his value or the his insulting comments. If this is your best defense, than you best keep your nose clean to avoid any further arrests. You already have strike one, don’t you? Possible time to start playing a bit more clean and clear with the facts. Or next time, you will not avoid the jail time.

  • HuGnu

    I am never afraid of you lying about me or making insults about me. You have less than zero credibility, and have strayed so far from any topic, that no one ever cares what you have to say. But you would probably do well to admit to your arrest and the reason that you attack everyone by Stothertites. She can not and will not save you here – not with the little effort you did to get her elected. That is not worth ever her lying for you. That is the bond you two have, being liars in public.

  • Bam

    1) That post has nothing to do with the topic, so you’re a hypocrite.

    2) I wasn’t arrested and you don’t know me, so you’ve borne false witness.

    3) YOU care what I have to say because you always respond, so you’re a liar.

    But clearly, Mora misrepresented herself to the city council in terms of her residency. She should be removed from the board.

  • Bam

    I AM better than you, Rich. You continually lie, insult, ignore the topic, make personal attacks, and misspell words.You’re a failure of the seminary school system – uneducated, hate-filled, underemployed and anti-social.

    But Mora does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it.

  • Bam

    Actually, you did, Rich. And I didn’t say anything about Mora’s position on the board having anything to do with immigration. Don’t let your hatred lead to more lies.

  • HuGnu

    Your stupidity has you arguing when there is nothing to argue about. However, she will not be removed because she has misrepresented herself, only that she is not qualified as a resident elector to serve on the Board.
    The matter is in the hands of the Mayor. I am sure she will do the right thing, if her donors want her to.
    And I am not responding to you because I care what you have to say, but only because you are wrong. Probably just a greater attempt to hide the fact that you were arrested and fired. But that was never Gutierrez Mora’s fault.
    You still remain unable to call anyone out for “bearing false witness,” when that it the very core of who you are, a liar plain and simple. I am just trying to educate you as you not only do not know the facts, but you have no idea what is true and what is not. Another arrest you seem to have is the arrested moral development.

  • HuGnu

    What BAM meant to say is “ Bam: I AM better than you at continually lying, insulting, ignoring the topic, making personal attacks, and spelling words. You’re a failure because you cannot be as uneducated, hate-filled, underemployed and anti-social as I am.”
    He gets confused so often when he has his temper tantrums.

  • Bam

    I have NO idea of what that was supposed to represent. Actually, I’m a pretty calm guy, and that’s another way I’m better than you.

    But Mora does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it.

  • HuGnu

    WOW – you can lie at every corner. No wonder the only place you have to voice your opinions is the comment sections where you can pretend that people even listen to whatever small point you want to make. So, whenever you are ready you can stop your senseless attacks and insults, on me or on the immigrant community. Why would I have ever said anything about you being a resident of Carter Lake? And why would you consider this an insult any way. When you head off the deep end you must hit your head every time. Please try to keep your comments in the realm of reality, and when possible (always) keep them civil. Your sad attempts to defend your racist and homophobic alter ego do nothing to lift your image from the muck you have cemented it into.
    As for Gutierrez Mora, you will need to discuss you feeling that she should be removed from the Board with Mayor Stothert. The ball is in her hands. If you were not so afraid of her, you could challenge her to do the right thing. Perhaps then, you cold have a heroine that you could actually look up to.

  • HuGnu

    It is not surprise you did not understand.

    Tell the Mayor, I am sure she is dying to her from you.

  • Bam

    Rich, every time you say I was arrested (a lie, because you don’t even know who I am), I am going to inform people that you went to seminary school, that you used work with children and suddenly you didn’t (all of which is true).

    But Mora does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it.

  • Bam

    “…dying to her from you.” I have no idea what that means either.

    But Mora does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it.

  • Bam

    Show me where I insulted the immigrant community, or live in your lie.

    Mora did illegally put herself in Douglas County, however, does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it.

  • HuGnu

    There seems to be a lot that you do not understand or can figure out. Poor lost child, arrested and fired and left all alone. Just an angry little boy shouting for attention, and yet the Mayor ignores his very pleas.

  • Bam

    That doesn’t have anything to do with the topic, Rich, and I’m not sure why you’re thrashing out. You bring a lot of personal luggage to this forum.

    But Mora does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it.

  • HuGnu

    Chill out asshole. Repeating the same thing fifty times does nothing. Get off your butt and call the Mayor and tell her what she needs to do.
    No one is arguing with you and yet you continue to go off the deep end.
    Will await your next rant.

  • HuGnu

    Your arrest and firing are your luggage, not mine.

    Did you lose the number of the Mayor’s hotline. Perhaps you did not read the article, and are not aware that this is her issue now.

    How about you do something other than trying to insult others? Your game is rather dull.

  • Bam

    LOL – you left the comma out of your insult! It makes it sound like a “to do” list for yourself! “Wow,” thought Rich, “my a-hole is hot. I’d better let it chill out today.”

    But Mora does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it.

  • HuGnu

    You can “inform” people all you want in any attempt to want to slander me. This is your MO.
    It is not called seminary school though, it is Seminary.

    Your credibility has suffered enough, do you really want to make such a threat in public? Your arresting officer may be very interested in this action. Do you want to call him, or should I?

  • Bam

    “Others”? I think you were the only one who might be insulted, and I’m just laying down the truth. I just want to know why you no longer are associated with CSI.

    But Mora does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it.

  • HuGnu

    It takes the smallest things to amuse you.
    No that I have given you a laugh, legitimately, why don’t you uses your time effectively and call the Mayor and tell her what she needs to do. All else is irrelevant.

  • HuGnu

    You never lay down the truth, you lie about the truth.
    Call the Mayor.

  • Bam

    PLEASE – CALL HIM! You’re not a fountain of information so maybe he can tell me what the hell you’re talking about.

    I get confused by the whole seminary school thing – I know there’s seminary college and seminary high school which you surely know about. How come you never became a priest, Rich? Did you fail at that too?

    But Mora does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it.

  • Bam

    To have you arrested? I don’t think she can order that.

    But Mora does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it.

  • Bam

    What she needs to do… hmmm. Well, even Mayor Stothert can’t have you recommitted to the county hospital. That requires court action, so you’re safe for now.

    But Mora does not belong on the MECA board and we need to get her off of it. Do you get the impression I’m trying to get you to stick to the topic?

  • HuGnu

    Absurd. No need for reply.

  • HuGnu

    absurd. no need for reply.

  • HuGnu

    reply not needed.

  • HuGnu

    The topic that you have stuck to is the same one you are always stuck to. Still not relevant.

  • Bam

    Rich, you remind me of the black knight in Monty Python’s Holy Grail movie – I chop off every single limb of yours and you say “Alright, we’ll call it a draw.”

    But seriously – Mora needs off that board. If she doesn’t have enough integrity to resign, she needs to be forced off.

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    I think we need to take a hard look at the folks that thought this was a good idea. I’m talking about her supporters on the CC and Brad Ashford.

  • HuGnu

    The matter remains in the Mayor’s hands. It is her that you should be pestering and not me. This is one of the few things not in my power. Do you need her number, or do you need me to help you find it.

  • Bam

    It’s not about you, Rich – it’s about Mora. She needs to go. If it’s you who feels pestered, leave. I’m just posting my opinion here.

  • Bam

    Agreed. Due diligence was called for; instead, they did diddly.

  • HuGnu

    LOL. Now that one almost reached the level of humor.
    I take it you lost the Mayor’s Hotline number. I guess you just don’t want to talk to her any more. What do you think she will do about the Bellevue woman on the MECA Board? Have any thoughts to share?

  • ugh

    When the story first broke, she said that someone recruited her for the board, but she wouldn’t name the person. I wonder if someone gave her “bad advice” in regards to changing voter registration. You think she would have at least voted in the City elections this spring, to make everything look legit. Personally, I think there is more to this story and some third parties are involved.

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    There was a party of angry white men vowing to clamp down on immigration and lower taxes that just won a landslide election in Australia. Interesting to see what will happen in 2014 without Obama on the ticket! We saw what happened in Omaha this year when blacks didn’t come out of the woodwork to vote for their favorite son. Stothert a Tea Party darling in the mold of Sarah Palin, Deb Fischer, and Ted Cruz won in a landslide. If Hillary runs in 2016 she will get smoked blacks don’t really like her and will stay home. Ted Cruz will win in a landslide.

  • Bam

    Oh yeah – you also thought I was some guy named Michael at Sacred Heart. That was a good one.

  • HuGnu

    Wrong once again. I never thought you were anyone at Sacred Heart. If fact, I knew you could never be anyone associated with Sacred Heart.

  • Bam

    Well, let’s go to the videotape! Here’s a direct quote from you 18 days ago. WARNING: Explicit language!

    “Go ahead and do whatever you need to, Michael.
    You are one sick mother and need to stop all your bullshit here. The game is old, and your are a ooring ass.
    Thanks for playing. But everyone is tired of you.”
    If you are refering to Tom Fangman at Sacred Heart Church, I am sure that he would not support your childish endeavor that you try on here. Why would you think that he would be the least bit interested in your games?
    Maybe you should also discuss this with the Archbishop and with Pope Francis. You could even include the entire falculty at Creighton if you like. What make you think that you perverse interest in other people lives and the desire to appear intimidating is of any concern to anyone here?
    You are a fucking nut job who needs to man up, grow up, and go to hell in that order.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if all the priest in Omaha, the rabbis and the preachers, too, felt the same way.
    You little on line person has nothing else to show for itself, but just to rag on others and never, ever present anything constructive to say or do.
    But thank you for your interest. But nothing more is needed from you slimey, sick, self-obsorbed deviant self.
    Oh yeah, and your jokes are not funny either. LOL”

  • HuGnu

    All is true as reported. And it never say anyone thought you were a person from Sacred Heart. You must have a pretty uneventful life to spend much time cutting and pasting from your Disqus Dashboard. Still not sure what game you think you are playing, but I think you can just it play with yourself.
    You are welcome at any time to stop your stupidity. But if you have the driving need to continue, you will need to do it all by yourself. I really do not need you continuing to be an internet stalker. If you do not cease voluntarily, I will have to see what the police or the AG’s office has to offer for assistance. This harassment needs to stop immediately. I am not sure why Joe Jordon is not monitoring his website per his agreement with Disqus, but you are clearly in violation of the terms of service.
    You need not respond to this to show your agreement that you will stop, so there is no need at all to respond except to concur that you are harassing me and/or stalking me using this medium and others.

  • HuGnu

    And the Mayor of course.
    It is always a good idea to take a hard look at the actions of any and all elected officials.

  • Bam

    These are all things you wrote, Rich. You’re a serial abuser. The proof is in your getting kicked off of Becka’s page.

    Everyone knows who you are and your modus operandi. They know you like to bully and that you wilt when you get humbled yourself.

    If you somehow got the attorney general’s office to look at the ONE page where lil’ ol’ Bam picks on you, and then looks at the stuff YOU write, they will laugh you out the door. They’d say “Dude, do you think you might be bringing this on yourself?” followed by “Why don’t you leave that page alone and then leave US alone?”

    Here’s your solution: the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Don’t be a dick and people won’t treat you like a dick. Seriously – you had to have screwed up REAL badly if Becka kicked you off, so take time to realize that, hey, YOU might be the problem. No kidding – treat others with respect and see what you get in return.

  • HuGnu

    I have been instructed to let you know that you are to cease all further contact. You have already been told that this constitutes harassment and the attempt to intimidate. There will be no new comments on this matter pending the investigation. Any further comments should be addressed to the Omaha Police Department
    Your compliance with this request is appreciated.

  • Bam

    So, I guess you’re saying screw the Golden Rule?

    Yes, I do have further comments – please give me the name and phone number of your contact at the OPD and I will file my supplemental statement. There may be a few others on here who want to weigh in on this as well.

  • Grow Up !

    OK – I have to say this now. I have been reading this site for awhile and I generally regard the information I get from Watchdog as valuable. I also occasionally like to read the comments as there is also some good info & discussions here.

    But BAM and HUGNU are driving me away from this site. Your childish fighting and bickering back and forth – and back and forth – and back and forth – is driving me crazy! Why don’t you two just go meet somewhere and pummel each other and get it over with. I don’t care who either of you are – just quit the childish comments and the “I know you are but what am I?” fighting. I raised my kids – I had to put up with that crap from them – we shouldn’t have to put up with it from alleged adults. Give of us a break will you?

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    You’re so stupid. Say something original once in a while. Gays always brag about being artistic and creative but you’re as much a bore as a redneck that spends his whole day talking about is shotgun. Regardless of which side of an issue you come down on don’t be a bore.

  • HuGnu

    OK – this message was totally uncalled for. If you cannot communicate on an issue without making personal attacks, then perhaps you should not be involved with public discussions.
    The message was not stupid, as it is now up to the Mayor to determine what the next steps are. Please keep informed on the issue, and try not to make such crazy accusations.
    It may be important to note that the Mayor was part of the unanimous vote that brought Gutierrez Mora onto the Board, so do not try to make this a partisan matter. She was chosen precisely because she has the largest contract with MECA, and the expectation is that she would want to assure that it succeeds, as she would have the most to loose it if fails.
    Any further commentary from you that is insulting to me or to any group of people from gays to immigrants will be ignored, and your message flagged as inappropriate. Hopefully, Mr Jordan will stop allowing your racist and homophobic comments to clutter the conversation here.
    Thanks.

  • HuGnu

    Thank you for your comments. I have not intention of responding to BAM any further. Your concern is noted and respected.

  • Oswaldo Le’mon

    I kind of like it. Bam is awesome and after a while Rich’s dorkyness comes out.